Punch,  44 (1863), 60.

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J L, pseud.  [John Leech] *


Illustration, Drollery

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J L, pseud.  [John Leech] *


Photography, Politics, Language

    Shows Emperor Napoleon III of France sitting in a photographic studio. Standing in front of Napoleon and near his camera is his severe critic, Alexander W Kinglake (the historian of the Crimean War) represented as a photographer, who urges the emperor that he needs to 'be much more in shade'. Like PU1/44/6/5 this plays on the double meaning of shade and uses photography to comment on French politics.

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